Mississippi River Leaders Meet to Discuss River Sustainability at Washington, D.C. Roundtable

A diverse group of national, state and local Mississippi River leaders, convened by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF), gathered Wednesday, June 11, 2014 to release findings from its Big River Works leadership forums held over the past 12 months. Read more…

New “GAME ON!” Ad

In commemoration of American Wetlands Month, the America’s WETLAND Foundation has launched its latest GAME ON! television ad calling for teamwork to save Louisiana’s vanishing coast. The new ad, which will run throughout Southeast Louisiana, features the Rainey Conservation Alliance and is the second in a series showcasing model public/private collaborations launched to support coastal restoration Read more…

Request for Support of HB 490 Letter to Legislators

America’s WETLAND Foundation joins the efforts of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Louisiana in supporting Louisiana House Bill 490, which would close a loophole that would allow lawmakers to circumvent state constitutional law prohibiting the use of one-time money for recurring costs. Read more…

CBS’ 60 Minutes Features Tabasco® and AWF Board Member Tony Simmons

The March 16, 2014 edition of CBS’s oldest and most-watched newsmagazine – 60 Minutes – profiled McIlhenny Company’s CEO and AWF Board Member Anthony “Tony” Simmons. CBS stated, “The hot sauce industry is on fire with revenue of more than a billion dollars but it all began with just one name – Tabasco®.” You can...

AWF extends “Football Field” message

In 2003, AWF gathered a group of Louisiana leaders and members of the press at LSU Tiger Stadium and, utilizing the large screen, revealed a video of water covering the field with the now familiar “football field of land lost every 50 minutes to coastal erosion” message. Since that time, billions of media impressions have...

Saints Recognize the Value of America’s WETLAND at Monday Night Football Game

The America’s WETLAND Foundation will be showcased at the nationally televised Monday Night Football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins on September 30, 2013. The Saints will honor the Foundation for its efforts to bring all interests to the table to find solutions to Louisiana’s coastal land loss and to raise...
Jun Lessons in coastal restoration from Vietnam: R. King Milling

World Delta Dialogues II recently concluded in Saigon – now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The first World Delta Dialogues was held in New Orleans two and a half years ago. Both were organized by the America’s WETLAND Foundation. What began as a call for networking among the planet’s mega-deltas in 2010 has led us...

The Advocate: Our Views: A big push for big river

One of the best initiatives of the last year was not strictly governmental, but encompassed public and private sectors involved in the economic and environmental development of the Mississippi River watershed. Called “The Big River Works,” the initiative of the America’s Wetland Foundation aims to provoke the kind of wide-ranging discussions that are appropriate for...

MPN: Mississippi River needs consensus to ensure sustainable future, conservationists say

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota conservation groups, farmers and researchers joined a Louisiana-based group on Thursday to discuss threats to the Mississippi River and ways to overcome them. America’s Wetland Foundation, based in New Orleans, is organizing the in several cities along the river. America’s Wetland Foundation plans to compile ideas from the various interests...

St. Louis Dispatch: Opinion – A call for more cooperative Mississippi River management

By R. King Milling Disasters remind us of what we value most yet often take for granted. They tend to expose our failures as a society to face reality and do what is necessary to safeguard our vital assets. Recent Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac, for instance, served as tragic reminders that our coastal cities are...

America’s WETLAND Foundation Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Help Save America’s WETLAND! NEW ORLEANS – The America’s WETLAND Foundation’s Holiday Gift Guide features a wide variety of gifts that support conservation efforts. Each one of these five unique gifts is available online and can be shipped in time for Christmas! A portion of the proceeds will be used to support the Foundation’s volunteer...

Saints Honor America’s WETLAND During Monday Night Football

Saints Honor America’s WETLAND During Monday Night Football The New Orleans Saints dedicated last night’s nationally televised game against the Philadelphia Eagles as “America’s WETLAND Foundation Day at the Dome.” To illustrate the dramatic nature of Louisiana’s ongoing coastal land loss, a public service announcement during the game depicted the virtual flooding of LSU’s Tiger...

“Constant Storm” Hits Home

“Constant Storm” Hits Home Building on the Capitol Hill release of the Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities Initiative final report, America’s WETLAND Foundation leadership spent last week in the Gulf region generating public support for Gulf Coast sustainability based on the report’s findings and recommendations. Beginning with an impassioned speech to the Baton Rouge Press Club...

Invitation to BRRC Washington D.C. Briefing and The Big River Thrives

The Big River Thrives – Leadership Forum Please join host Dale Hall, CEO, Ducks Unlimited, for The Big River Thrives, the second of five leadership forums being convened by the America’s WETLAND Foundation as part of THE BIG RIVER WORKS, a national initiative to build cooperation for a healthy, sustainable Mississippi River system. The Big...

R. King Milling Statement on Release of 2012 Master Plan

“We have reached a milestone in Louisiana’s ongoing efforts to restore the values of our eroding coast in Louisiana known as America’s WETLAND. The Louisiana’s Legislature’s passage of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan represents a nationally significant comprehensive systems approach to coastal restoration and protection of one of the nation’s most critical natural resources. “The...
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